Star Citizen Is An Unstoppable Crowd Funding Machine

The unstoppable crowd funding force that is Star Citizen shows no signs of slowing as yet again the highly anticipated space MMORPG smashes through another impressive stretch goal. Star Citizen impressed gamers the world over with its massive Kickstarter success but even after amassing almost 4x their original crowd funding goal, they continued to attract massive levels of support from the gaming community.

Stretch goal after stretch goal, they fell to the seemingly limitless funding pool provided by the Star Citizen community. At the end of February Robert Space Industries announced the reaching of the $7 million milestone and less than 2 months later, Star Citizen has destroyed its $43,000,000 (Yes, $43 million) stretch goal. The support comes from over 440,000 individual backers and despite finishing its initial campaign on Nov 19, 2012, Star Citizen continues to grow in popularity.

With the reaching of yet another stretch goal comes another additional feature, this time in the form of Omni Role Combat Armor MK9:

The ‘standard’ Marine armor for almost twenty years, ORC armor is
prohibitively more expensive than standard-issue infantry body armor
used by Army Ground Forces, but the Marines boast far fewer numbers and
tend to make compelling arguments to get what they ask for. Clark
Defense Systems’ ORC armor is created of composite mesh of fibers
reinforced with ablative plates, offering a modest protection against
both energy and kinetic weapons. While it doesn’t offer the same
protection of the Marines’ proprietary Nail-armor or their SpecOps
variants, ORCmk9 armor is a baseline solution for any number of
situations the average Marine will encounter on any given day. Besides,
in the words of Lt. Col Armin Trask, “you wanna know the best armor? Not
getting shot.”

Accompanying the exciting news is a new 10 for the Chairman episode from Chris Roberts in which he answers 10 questions directly from Star Citizen, check it out below:

Source: Dual Shockers

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